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Phonak Virto Paradise Custom P50 Review

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Phonak custom devices are often applauded for their stylish design aesthetic. If you choose a custom hearing aid from Phonak, you can select an entirely invisible titanium model or an earbud size version that comes with a Bluetooth connection.  

Regardless of the size of custom hearing aid you choose, you'll also need to select a technology level. 

Virto Paradise P50 gives you access to around 60% of the full features in the P90. The simpler hearing aid still allows for complete custom programing, Bluetooth, and rechargeability but doesn't offer some automatic adjustments in wind, car, or background noise environments. If you spend the most time in 1-1 settings or at home, this product will work well for you.

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Hearing Loss Level 🔊
Mild - Profound
  • Regardless of size, Phonak Virto Paradise hearing aids are fully customizable, prescription hearing aid appropriate for mild-profound hearing loss
  • If you have profound hearing loss, you will want to select the largest Virto model which comes with an higher-powered speaker
Care Type 🏥
  • Phonak hearing aids are prescription devices fit and programmed by a professional
  • To create your custom hearing aids, a professional will take earmold impressions in a clinic or in your home. They will then send those impressions to the Phonak manufacturing facility where a one-of-one replica will be created for your hearing aids
  • After an initial fitting, you can connect the largest half or full-shell wireless models to the Phonak app to receive remote care
Sound Quality 🔊
Strong in Background Noise
  • Phonak Virto offers strong underlying sound algorithms consistent with Phonak's Paradise technology platform (Phonak now offers newer tech in their Lumity Receiver-in-Canal products).
  • The largest Virto model includes directional microphones to manage complex environments
Comfort 🦻
Somewhat Comfortable For All-Day Wear
  • Phonak Virto custom-molded devices sit comfortably in the ear. Some users with better hearing in lower frequencies prefer an open-fit behind-the-ear style hearing aid that allows more natural sound to pass into the ear canal

Learn more about the choice between in-the-ear vs. behind the ear styles here.

Style  💫
  • Sit inside the ear
  • Available sizes include Virto-P Titanium Battery Size 10, Virto-P Battery Size 10, Virto-P Battery Size 312 Non-Wireless, Virto-P Battery Size 312 Wireless
  • Available Body colors: Blue, Brown, Pink, Red, Cocoa and Black,
  • Available Faceplate colors: Black, Brown, Cocoa, Pink
Battery 🔋
Disposable Only

Phonak Virto hearing aids only use disposable batteries

  • Phonak offers Bluetooth enabled and non Bluetooth-enabled options with a size 312 battery (lasts 7-10 days)
  • Phonak offers titanium and standard shell options with a size 10 battery (lasts 5-7 days)
Connection 📡
Bluetooth Available, Size-Dependent
  • Virto Paradise half-shell and full-shell styles can be equipped with Bluetooth streaming
  • Bluetooth models use Bluetooth classic connection and offer hands-free calling for iPhone and Android devices
  • Telecoil is optional in all sizes but can not be selected alongside Bluetooth
Dexterity Level 🤏
  • All sizes within the Phonak Virto Paradise family require regular disposable battery changes and good dexterity. The smallest sizes are especially difficult to manage due to their smaller size 10 battery.
  • All sizes can include an optional push-button, three largest sizes can include an optional volume wheel
Waterproof Level 💦
  • The smallest models of Phonak Virto Paradise have an IP68 rating which means they can sustain 30 minutes of water exposure in up to one meter of water
  • Larger 312 models do not include an IP rating
App features 📱
Has An App, Telehealth Capable, Find My Hearing Aids

The larger wireless version of Virto Paradise has full access to the Phonak app. Smaller sizes do not have access to the smartphone app.

  • Remote care: Available through the Phonak app in coordination with your provider
  • Customization: Volume, treble/bass, adjustable custom programs in the app
  • Tinnitus masking: Available through your healthcare provider
  • Find my hearing aid: N/A
  • Health tracking: Tracks length of wear time and step count
Pricing and Process


The national average price for Phonak Virto Paradise 70 hearing aids is around $6,500 per pair.

Our research indicates that the best pricing and care packages are currently available through ZipHearing and Yes Hearing.

  • ZipHearing offers Phonak hearing aids starting at $3,198 (see a professional in a local clinic)
  • Yes Hearing offers Phonak hearing aids at $3,580 per pair (a professional will come to your home)


ZipHearing or Yes Hearing will match you with a local professional and secure a lower price (typically 25% less than the national average).

Fill out the form on either site to get matched with local care.

ZipHearing Form - Yes Hearing Form


We review thousands of customer reviews and available prices to find the best available care providers. Our readers are consistently happy with ZipHearing and Yes Hearing and give both companies 95%+ 4 and 5-star ratings on Trustpilot.

How to Choose a Size

Phonak's custom hearing aids come with several variations in size and batteries. The sound processing is the same throughout the line, but Bluetooth connectivity is only available in the earbud-sized P 312. The most popular models are:

Virto P Titanium Invisible Hearing Aid 

  • Tiny size makes it almost completely invisible, 
  • Uses a disposable size 10 battery
  • Best for mild to severe hearing loss
  • Does not allow Bluetooth streaming
  • Allows remote programming after your first in-person visit

Virto P 312 

  • Larger earbud size with a tech-forward appearance
  • Uses a disposable 312 battery
  • Best for mild to severe hearing loss
  • Allows Bluetooth streaming and hands-free phone audio 
  • Allows remote programming after your first in-person visit 

Your care provider can assist you in making a final decision about the right size.  


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